The Best Episodes Directed by Yoshihisa Matsumoto

The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 9 - Offense and Defense

#1 - The Festival Accompanying Chapter - Part 9 - Offense and Defense

When They Cry - Higurashi Season 2 - Episode 22

Upon discovering that Tomitake has been captured, Irie rushes to escape and ends up meeting Shion and her bodyguard, Kasai, on their way to the Sonozaki Estate. Little do they know, they're being followed...

star 9.17
12 votes
Calm Down, Two Men

#2 - Calm Down, Two Men

Black Lagoon Season 1 - Episode 7

Sensing that his two employees need to deal with their conflicts, Dutch assigns Rock to go into town and deal with some errands concerning different deliveries. But Rock is required to take Revy along with him, and it becomes questionable whether Rock and Revy will be able to deal with each other without someone dying on the way.

star 8.27
129 votes
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The Two Affections Start to Turn

#3 - The Two Affections Start to Turn

Honey and Clover Season 1 - Episode 2

Morita's motive for his terrible treatment on Hagumi is revealed in his website, and the stressed out Hagumi is enraged by what but he did. However, Morita soon repays her for her troubles.

star 7.63
16 votes
That Brooch Was So Heavy

#4 - That Brooch Was So Heavy

Honey and Clover Season 1 - Episode 9

Everyone is working late preparing their exhibits for the school festival including Hagumi, who has trouble with her wax work. She later finds a white broach that someone had made for her. The broach is quite similar to the one she had doodled on her notebook. Hagumi also gets a job to help Yamada sell Christmas goodies at her family store but they have to compete with a new supermarket that has opened nearby.

star 7.55
11 votes
Training Camp Begins!

#5 - Training Camp Begins!

Ace of Diamond Season 1 - Episode 14

Sawamura continues to train hard, but when Chris notices he is overworking, he has Miyuki pul lhim into the indoor training facility for some pickoff training and leg positioning training so he won't get hurt. Furuya is reminded he must trim his nails and is also forced to start pickoff training. Furuya tells Miyuki he has a twisted personality. Tanba watches his rivals and vows not to give the ace number to anyone else. As hell week begins Tanba and Kawakami are sent to the bullpen while Sawamura and Furuya are forced to work on fielding practice and base coverage scenarios. Once their coverage scenarios are done they are sent out for outfield catching. In the bullpen Tanba works on a secret pitch with Miyauchi. When the 100 yard sprints start and the night workouts increase, Sawamura realizes him and his fellow first years haven't prepared for anything like this.

star 7.52
23 votes
An Angry Hakufu and a School Wide Counterattack

#6 - An Angry Hakufu and a School Wide Counterattack

Ikki Tousen Season 1 - Episode 5

The Great Fighter's Tournament is approaching quickly. Totaku, the previous victor, is hoping that the other schools will eliminate each other, leaving him to do battle with the sole, under-strengthed school left in the tournament (other than his own), and in order for ends to meet, he has rigged the draw for the tournament. Hakufu goes on a rampage to avenge Taishiji, but is defeated, until the spirit awakens within her once again...

star 7.52
32 votes
The Moon is Calling Her

#7 - The Moon is Calling Her

Honey and Clover Season 1 - Episode 16

The firm Mayama was about to be apart. For some intentional purpose, his boss put him into the group of people who have to leave Tokyo to another place. At the same time, Rika-san's assistant was is hospital and she hasn't been able to find a replacement. Hence, Mayama decided to leave the firm and came back to work for Rika-san, without much of asking for her permission. Yamada acknowledged about this through Nomiya (Mayama's boss) and she was really depressed after that. After that, she was proposed by four guys from the shopping arcane (they were friends since small) but she ran away. Hanamoto-sensei later on explained for her that the situation of her and Mayama was similar and in that case (loving someone who doesn't love you), people could just choose either "make some effort or give it up" and advised her to tell those guys her true feelings. After Yamada left, Hanamoto-sensei's thinking revealed that there is a third choice, but he would never speak it out.

star 7.43
7 votes